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11.03, - 16:00, Cinema House
17.03, - 16:00, Lumiere
Director:  Andre van der Hout
Screenplay:  Andre van der Hout
European Screen
Aftermath
Agnes and His Brothers
Blueberry
Control
Cool!
Daybreak
Feathers in My Head
Honey Baby
Look at Me
My Summer of Love
Niceland
No Rest for the Brave
Old Women
Our Own
Schizo
Sophie Scholl Hope and Resistance
The Arm of Jesus
The Gift
The Ninth Day
Up and Down
Zelary

THE ARM OF JESUS
DE ARM VAN JEZUS
THE ARM OF JESUS
The Netherlands, 2005, 69 min, black & white, color

Musical elements and archive material are mixed in this surrealist drama, about a son who goes looking for his father in Rotterdam. Several of the roles are played by members of the Dutch band De Kift.
In a mixture of Brechtian musical elements, special archive material and a surrealistic theatrical atmosphere, The Arm of Jesus tells the story of a miner who steals his colleagues wages in order to pay for a ticket to America. His son follows him years later, but cant find him. The son is sent on business from Chicago to Rotterdam, where fate has a surprise in store for him.

Andre van der Hout: The Arm of Jesus is a game with time. On one hand are events in the past that you can no longer witness, a life lived, irrevocable history; the story of the father, Hendrik Yzermans, is largely told using found footage. It really happened and was recorded. On the other hand, you have the vicissitudes of his son, Jakob Yzermans, who tries to intervene in the course of history. Two contrasting lives cross paths in a backstreet boarding house.

ANDRE VAN DER HOUT
Dutch director Andre van der Hout, born in 1958, studied history. He has made films on Super 8, documentaries for television and has made presentations for museums and exhibitions. The Arm of Jesus is his debut feature film.
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